reconcile

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin reconciliō.

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reconcile (third-person singular simple present reconciles, present participle reconciling, simple past and past participle reconciled)

  1. To restore a friendly relationship; to bring back to harmony.
    to reconcile people who have quarrelled
  2. To make things compatible or consistent.
    to reconcile differences
    • Alexander Pope
      Some figures monstrous and misshaped appear, / Considered singly, or beheld too near; / Which, but proportioned to their light or place, / Due distance reconciles to form and grace.
    • John Locke
      The great men among the ancients understood how to reconcile manual labour with affairs of state.
  3. To make the net difference in credits and debits of a financial account agree with the balance.

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